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Slots Top Dollar Bonus Strategy?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by Mikey07, Jan 22, 2016.

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  1. Mikey07

    Mikey07 Low-Roller

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    We've done well on the $5 and $10 Top Dollar machines in the past and we'll play them again on our next trip.

    Is there a multiple that we should keep in mind when getting an offer? For instance, if playing the $10 machine I'd pass on anything under $500 and take anything above. Does that sound about right or are we being too greedy? Needless to say there have been a few times when we didn't get an offer over $500 and we ended up with a low-ish amount.

    We also dabbled with the $25 machine but didn't get the bonus feature unfortunately!
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    The machine itself tells you whether the best option is to take the offer or not.
     
  3. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    For the regular top dollar I usually take anything over 35 credits
     
  4. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    The machine's advice is whether or not that offer is better than 50% of the available offers.
     
  5. Mikey07

    Mikey07 Low-Roller

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    That tends to be roughly what we end up with on average. I guess it's just a case of keeping the bankroll alive while you wait for the big one!

    We've had 100 credits from a $5 machine and 80 credits from a $10 machine, both are very acceptable.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    indeed.

    but nothing pisses me off than getting the last offer of something like 15 credits and hearing the guy say "you're a winner!".

    just rubbing salt in the wounds.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    The amount that is in the middle left of the screen is somewhat of the middle ground for offers. If you get something better than that, take it.
     
  9. sammowhammo

    sammowhammo VIP Whale

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    I have such a love-hate relationship with that game. Top Heroin.
    If it's 40 credits or more I typically take it, unless I feel like taking a risk.
     
  10. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    I pulled the worst on a $100 machine. First offer 15, second offer 15, third offer 10, final offer 5. Even the slot attendants were surprised.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Is this true??? That is not good. And also would be likely illegal in New Jersey.

    Does "Top Dollar" exist in New Jersey? Lol

    Theoretically the cutoff to take the offer should change with the amount of offers remaining if the prize probabilities remain constant. But the prize probabilities are not required to remain constant either.

    I've heard the magic number of 35 a lot here and elsewhere. But no one has explained why.
     
  13. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    I've heard that if you 30+ is supposed to be a good credit hit as well... I think someone told me it was on an IGT spec sheet for the game?
    Side note, as I was leaving Aria tonight, I saw someone hit the triple double diamonds on a $10 game. Nice $16K hit. Congrats to you if you are reading this.
     
  14. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    Hi tring! Ive played this machine at the borgata in the high limit slot room but not sure if its on the main floor.
     
  15. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Thanks for confirming bronco. Good luck with the snow! In New Jersey, the law states that electronic gaming machines that require decisions either tell the player the best decision, or give the player enough info to mathematically determine it (e.g. video poker paytables).

    When people play top dollar, does it always suggest it should be taken at 35+? That could always be optimal if probabilities change accordingly. But sadly I don't expect the player to always take 35. I Googled par sheets for an hour, no dice. :(
     
  16. flyguyfl

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    A Top Dollar giving advice would takeaway from the suspense for me. The last one I played was in Mississippi and they don't offer "help" there. It was a bit over $50 on the third spin but I shot for the final and collected $130. That was the first time in a long time that I have seen the 100 lit. I guess hitting the bonus on my third spin on a two dollar bet helped with the decision to proceed. So $20 in, $6 spent until spin and $144 out.
     
  17. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    My 35+ suggestion is pure speculation based on a sample size of maybe a few hundred rounds on a $5 machine at Mohegan sun, but in my experience also seemed to be confirmed in $1 and 10 machines in Vegas. As well as a few $25 at Mohegan sun
     
  18. dvandentop

    dvandentop VIP Whale

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    Average bonus according to spec sheet is 35 so take your gamble. Anything 35 plus I always take dumb game will f you over most the time with 5-15 the. It seems
     
  19. dvandentop

    dvandentop VIP Whale

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    I have it at home will post sheet Sunday
     
  20. ACMike

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    Yeah, Top Dollar is all over AC.
     
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